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News Archive - August 2017

Titan Engineering managing director retires 29 August 2017

Titan Engineering has announced the retirement of managing director Don Belcher, with his role now being taken on by Ed Wright.

Adi Group highlights viability of apprenticeships 29 August 2017

Engineering solutions firm Adi Group is urging school leavers to consider an apprenticeship after picking up their GCSE results.

Property rock night to support charity bike ride 25 August 2017

A building services consultant is to strum up funds towards a charity bike ride through Southeast Asia by performing with a rock and roll band.

YouGov poll reveals disregard for apprenticeships 25 August 2017

According to YouGov survey findings, a mere eight percent of those aged 15-18 in school or college in 2016/2017 are being advised to seek a work-based apprenticeship.

Firms hit by delayed public sector payments 23 August 2017

Almost 63 percent of engineering services firms were not paid within 30 days by public sector bodies during the second quarter of this year, according to new survey findings.

CBI survey reveals robust demand for UK manufacturers 22 August 2017

Manufacturing firms reported that order books were robust in August, while expectations for selling prices ticked up, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey.

BSRIA alerts members to new Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator 22 August 2017

BSRIA is keen to alert members and industry to the new £9.2m BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) being managed by The Carbon Trust to help strengthen the global ...

Deadline extended for ACR News Awards 2018 21 August 2017

The ACR News Awards 2018 entry deadline has been extended to Wednesday 20 September 2017.

Pentland Wholesale appoints new sales director 21 August 2017

Pentland Wholesale, a leading importer and supplier of commercial refrigeration and catering equipment, has promoted Simon Norris to the position of sales director.

Thermo King achieves zero waste to landfill 18 August 2017

The Galway-based manufacturing facility of Thermo King has become one of Ingersoll Rand's first sites to achieve zero waste to landfill. 

Cool result for hospital after charity match 18 August 2017

Two commercial refrigeration specialists went head to head in a charity football match to raise funds for the children’s ward at their local hospital.

Kevin Glass nominated for IOR presidency 18 August 2017

Bitzer UK’s managing director, Kevin Glass, has been nominated to be the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR). 

CIBSE Training launches new programme 17 August 2017

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released its upcoming training courses and dates for the remainder of 2017.

BSRIA supports Building Services Forum 16 August 2017

BSRIA has announced its support of the Building Services Forum. The organisation will be providing an expert speaker for the Forum, taking place on 8 February 2018 at The Building Centre, London.

EnviroVent extends new ventilation app 14 August 2017

EnviroVent has responded to strong market demand for a ‘smart’ way to control ventilation requirements by making its app available for energiSava 250 and 380 MVHR systems.

LRS releases details of upcoming events 14 August 2017

The London Refrigeration Society (LRS) has released its list of meetings and speakers for 2017/2018.

CPA survey reveals uncertainty for construction industry 14 August 2017

The CPA's Construction Trade Survey has shown that despite a strong Q2, the industry’s supply chain is more pessimistic for the year ahead.

BCIA highlights smart effects of workplace well-being 14 August 2017

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has highlighted the importance of occupant well-being in commercial buildings.

ATP certificate for CoolKit fridge vans 09 August 2017

CoolKit has been issued with an ATP Certificate by the UK Department for Transport, demonstrating that the refrigerated vehicles adhere to the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs standards.

GEA appoints new head of equipment sales 09 August 2017

Barry Dumble has been made head of equipment sales for GEA in the UK.

Climalife launches new improved website 09 August 2017 visitors can now enjoy the company's new, mobile-friendly website with access to product information and technical data sheets.

Bitzer IRS symposium brings together international experts 07 August 2017

At the end of June, over 60 experts in refrigeration and air conditioning from more than 25 countries came to the first Bitzer International Refrigeration Seminar (IRS) symposium. 

Star Refrigeration’s CPD roadshow receives great response 07 August 2017

Star Refrigeration has received a great response to its forthcoming national roadshow this October, with a significant registration of interest. 

UK construction industry growth lowest in six years 07 August 2017

Growth prospects for the construction industry in 2018 have been downgraded as the UK prepares to leave the EU, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA).

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is nearly sold out 04 August 2017

With less than seven months to go, the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors is over 70 percent sold.

Ziehl-Abegg reports strong organic growth 04 August 2017

Ziehl-Abegg, a leading global company in the field of ventilation, control and drive technology, has posted a 12 percent sales increase in its first half year results for 2017, driving its sales figure to EUR 268 million....

Eurammon presents Natural Refrigeration Award 2017 04 August 2017

Every two years, Eurammon, the initiative for natural refrigerants, rewards young scientists for pioneering research in the field of natural refrigerants. 

BSRIA launches 3D printing guide 04 August 2017

BSRIA has launched a new At a Glance guide, offering a plethora of useful information and advice on all things 3D printing. Included in the guide is an explanation of 3D printing, in addition to further information.

Chinese delegates attend CSG for alternative refrigerant training 04 August 2017

Italian training centre Centro Studi Galileo received a Chinese delegation including 18 university professors and two senior government officials, following a request from the United Nations for a training course.

A-Gas buys Dutch reclamation business 03 August 2017

A-Gas has acquired the Dutch reclamation business BTC and will be investing several million euros in the operation to strengthen its offering to customers across Europe. 

Apprentices broaden knowledge on sustainability tour 03 August 2017

Building services provider J S Wright has teamed up with a major distributor to give tomorrow’s engineers a head start in delivering a sustainable future for Britain.

Coolair appoints senior sales and project engineer 03 August 2017

Leading air conditioning installation specialist Coolair Equipment has enhanced its growing Midlands operation with the appointment of a senior sales and project engineer.

Klima-Therm joins Data Centre Alliance 03 August 2017

Klima-Therm, the high performance, low-carbon cooling specialist, has joined the Data Centre Alliance as part of a planned expansion in the high-tech data centre cooling market.

Guardian Water Treatment launches Legionella training course 03 August 2017

Guardian Water Treatment has launched a new bespoke Legionella awareness course for cooling tower operators, ideal for building and facilities managers and maintenance staff.

BESA applauds independent review of building regulations 03 August 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the commissioning of Dame Judith Hackitt, chair of the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), to lead an independent review of building regulations.

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